Archive for April, 2010

Garden Bounty

h1 Saturday, April 24th, 2010

I don’t have a vegetable garden, or a flower garden, or even an herb garden, but I still wanted to bring some of the outside inside this morning.


My inspiration came from the gorgeous arrangement I received for Valentine’s Day from Flora Grubb. I just love the idea of using the rosette succulents in an display!



h1 Friday, April 23rd, 2010

I totally want this RIGHT NOW!


It is white bread, butter, and sprinkles.  It makes me feel like a kid again just imagining those flavors in my mouth. I used to eat something very similar to this when I was growing up. My neighbors were Dutch and they used to make us kids white bread, butter (probably margarine back in those days), and chocolate sprinkles (the long ones that look like rice). This recipe with real butter and quality sprinkles and quality artisan bread could be a winner!  I bet my one and a half year old would agree!


The recipe and photos are from Sarah over at  Thanks so much for the inspiration and memories!

Post Nap

h1 Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Just up from a nap.  Eating a banana. Waiting for the fog to lift.



Bird Themed Baby Shower

h1 Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

This past weekend I hosted a baby shower for my dear friends Sara & Mike.  The theme was birds/nests.  I wanted to make it beautiful and dainty. Think tea party meets baby girl baby shower.

Here are some photos.  (sorry about the lighting)



Cigars for the guys…



This is a little wish tree.  Guests write wishes for the baby or mom and dad on the cards and hang it from the pink ribbon.


I decorated the railing with a garland of twig type material and attached small artificial birds.  The morning of the event I tucked in a whole bunch of tiny pink roses. It really made the entry way feel very festive.  The front door had a wreath made of dried grapevine which also had fresh roses and artificial birds, along with faux flowers made from vintage gauze and a nest  I made by hand.


This is a photo of the right half of the favor table. In each box are two tasty and very fresh macaroons from Paulette Macaroons in Hayes Valley.  There were 4 flavors represented – Rose, Sweet Wedding Almond, Madagascar Vanilla, and Violet Cassis.


Doily Nest

h1 Thursday, April 1st, 2010

I’ll be working on making these in the coming week for a bird themed baby shower.
Tutorial from Martha Stewart.



h1 Thursday, April 1st, 2010

[Photo by Robyn Lee]

A fun way to enjoy Peeps this Easter season!
Check out the tutorial at Serious Eats.